- WMEA Listening Project
SUPPLEMENTS ANY MUSIC CURRICULUM!
COST EFFECTIVE and SPACE EFFECTIVE
For just $25 (WMEA member rate) you are supplied with HOURS of materials that are available in an easy to use digital version, or use the print version for your desk or take it with you on a cart.
MEETS STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS
With the variety of lesson plans and your own creative twists, the Listening Project can meet all state and national standards.
YOU DECIDE HOW MUCH TIME IT TAKES
You decide how you want to use the Listening Project
BEST OF ALL… IT HELPS STUDENTS DEVELOP SKILLS CRITICAL TO LIFE IN AND OUT OF THE MUSICAL WORLD!
- Newsletters with creative, exciting, and active listening lessons that match not only WI State Standards, but National Music Standards for Music Education.
- Creative listening maps and movement ideas that your students will love.
- A repertoire list that contains clear examples of form and style.
- Committee members will help you with the project in any way they can.
- Those schools that choose to participate in Listening Project festival in the spring will receive student medals and certificates for students, teachers, and schools.
- The satisfaction of knowing that you are providing students with an opportunity to love and own great pieces of music for a lifetime!
- Carolyn Atwell, West Bend Music Educator, email
- Rachel Erickson, Somerset Music Educator, email
- Sharon Gilbert, Nekoosa Music Educator, email
- Matt Lamb, Glenwood City, Music Educator, email
- Darin Menk, Manitowoc, email
- Julie Ropers-Rosendahl, Delavan Music Educator, email
- Aimee Swanson, Lake Geneva, Music Educator, email
- Jackie Vandenberg, West Bend, Music Educator, email
Each year, a committee of teachers selects a repertoire list of pieces that centers around a theme. These teachers create lesson plans/ideas, biographical information on the composers and Listening Maps to assist with teaching each of the pieces on the repertoire list. Pieces are selected not only for theme, but for their historical value as they have stood the test of time. The theme for this school year is "From Fanfare to Finale ." The repertoire also contains a World Music, American Music and Jazz piece every year. Teachers who would like to have teams of students participate in the festival portion of the Listening Project will have that opportunity in spring of 2014.
The 2013-2014 World Musical style is Music of Mexico (various composers and cultures)
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Toccata and Fugue - Bach
The Marriage of Figaro Overture - Mozart
Symphony #9 finale - Beethoven
William Tell Overture finale - Rossini
Dies Irae from Requiem - Verdi
Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition - Mussorgsky
Candide Overture - Bernstein
Fanfare for the Comman Man - Copland
Bugler's Holiday - Anderson
Begin the Beguine - Porter/Shaw
Cirlce of Life - John
Music of Mexico (various composers and cultures)
Digital files of materials are available for download. Printed materials are available as in previous years.
You can download the music compositions from iTunes
Your students can also download and buy any or all of the compositions from iTunes.